BEAVERTON, OR–In an attempt to outdo itself and its competitors, Nike, Inc. has announced its plans to introduce the worldâ€™s ugliest shoe ever. Craig Zanon, Divisional Vice President / General Manager of U.S. Footwear, stated at a press conference held at Nike headquarters that, â€œIn an effort to insure Nikeâ€™s status as the top sport shoe developer, we have designed the worldâ€™s ugliest shoe to date.â€
The new shoe, codenamed â€œOprahâ€ will feature a strange, uncomfortable shape, plastic, almost spider-like, legs which protrude from the side of the shoe and a series of special retractable attachments such as wheels, a shoehorn, multicolored plastic-coated springs, scissors, a calculator and toothpick.
Nike competitors, Reebok, Adidas and Puma have also followed Nikeâ€™s lead and have started work on new designs of their own. Among the many features of these prototype shoes include cup holders, turn signals and a retractable awning designed to provide shade during sport activities.